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jON hANSEN PHD. 

cHIEF eNGINEERING oFFICER

Dr. Hansen has over 27 years deep and broad experience in microbial biotechnology, at all scales and stages, much of that experience leading the development and commercialization of micro-algal technologies for OmegaTech, Martek BioSciences, DSM and Heliae. Jon helped to design multiple pilot and manufacturing facilities, and has in-depth commercial experience at 12 manufacturing plants across 7 countries. Jon is co-inventor on over 25 patent families and is a pioneer of a wide range of successful commercial algal products and technologies, including the first and most successful microbial lipid technologies.

Dr. Hansen received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and MS in Engineering from UC Irvine, BS in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.